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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. Septimus

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    What do you know? Looks line you're right.

    http://www.onecedarlane.com/about.php

    I had never heard if them. I wonder if they make them for anyone else, as Woodlore does?
     
  2. MrWN

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    Whow! From my screen they are gold!
     
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    I have Chili Regent Streets and think they look great. I wouldn't say they are too red at all.
     
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    I like both - I have several AE's in chili and it is a very versatile color. I do not find it too red. You can also throw in the Bourbon McAllister if you think the chili is too red and the Walnut is too light. Chris
     
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    Chili gets my vote as well. I wasn't certain I would like chili at all, but once I tried it on I was sold. I was wearing a pair of dark blue jeans at the time, so that might have swayed me more toward the chili.
     
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    I really like the bourbon calf, wish they would make some boots available in bourbon.
     
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    ColdIron's first name would lend itself to sainthood quite nicely, methinks. (for those of you who know it)
     
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    +1!
     
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    Shining my shell.

    So I've been working on my new black shell Leeds. I stripped them with the renomat that St. Cold Iron sent me, and then wiped them down with a wet rag. Then I stripped them 3x with the renovateur until the rag stopped showing black. Then I brushed the toe bed of 1 shoe for over an hour and no shine. Zero shine. Just dull black with a little hint of gray showing through.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
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    I used these to take up some of the space in a pair of 8.5E Hales that I got on clearance. Makes them fit like an 8.5D, although the added height did cause a little pain at the ankle the first few wearings.

    http://www.amazon.com/Superfeet-Gre...=1370633812&sr=8-1&keywords=superfeet+insoles
     
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    I did the same thing on my Townley's...maybe we're doing something wrong.

    I do know I got a lot of horsehair all over the place ;-)
     
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    Me too! It's everywhere.
     
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    New Bitter Chocolate Amok, seconds (first pic has no flash)
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    Rochester makes shoe trees for Alden and Brooks Brothers for sure, and I assume they make them for a few other companies as well. I find the Rochester combination shoe trees to be superior to the Woodlore ones for a few reasons.

    First, it has a larger heel piece, so it fills up more of the heel area and gives the heel a more uniform shape while it's in the shoe.

    Second, the heel piece is much smoother compared to the Woodlore ones. Where the Woodlore trees have a somewhat rougher angular texture, the Rochester trees are very smooth and feel like there's no chance it could scratch the interior leather lining.

    Third, the Rochester trees have weaker springs. I suppose some might like the stronger springs found in the Woodlore trees, and it may possibly be better for the shoe, but I personally like using less effort to insert or extract shoe trees from my shoes.

    Having said all that, I use Woodlore/AE shoe trees in most of my AE's and they have worked just fine. They are also cheaper (in the case of Nordstrom Rack tree, a lot cheaper) than Rochester shoe trees. So at the end of the day, it just comes down to personal preference in your shoe trees in regards to which one you use.
     
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    Just received a PM from Cold Iron. Following his instructions I'm applying cream now.
     
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    Looking good!!
     
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    I do not like the Rochester Shoe Trees. The heel is great because they are wider but the front part is too small and doesn't fill out the toes in any of my shoes. I purchased 4 pair at one time and I rarely use any of them.
     
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    Is it just me or are these the most comfortable shoes in the world?
     
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    We hold our breath in anticipation of your outstanding results....


    F5....


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    F5....
     
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    Oh..sorry! Cold Iron also suggested waiting 1 day between coats so it will be a few days!
     
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